Why IB?

IB...  education for a better world

IB World School students develop strong academic, social, and emotional characteristics.
  • They are encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning
  • They take part in programs of education that can lead them to some of the highest ranking universities around the world
  • They become more culturally aware, through the development of a second language
  • They become able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.

Lincoln High School is proud to be one of 15 Wisconsin IB schools and part of the growing worldwide community of over 4000 IB World Schools.

IB full diploma students are prepared for college and the 21st century workplace.

IB students save money on college through credits awarded for exams
Learn more here or click on college credits on the side navigation bar.

Certificate students earn 3-8 credits on average for exams

Full diploma students typically earn a full year's worth of credits and enter with sophomore status - saving an entire year's worth of college tuition, not to mention books, and general living costs.


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Twenty-two Chicago Public Schools are also part of this community and share their experiences below.


The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Chicago Public Schools from 1st Gear Inc. on Vimeo.



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